LPEA Roundup Foundation
The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation is almost too easy.
Indeed, it seems counter-intuitive: How could something so simple make such a difference? But Round Up has – donating, since its formation more than $1 million in local grants to hundreds of agencies and organizations in Archuleta and La Plata counties.
At its core, Round Up is a community service program organized through La Plata Electric and funded by LPEA members. It derives its funding when members sign-up to “round-up” their electric bills each month to the next higher dollar. Many cooperatives across the country have formed similar foundations to facilitate a way for the co-op and its members to support deserving friends and neighbors in need.